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Friendship, queer love and big pharma in ‘The Old Guard’

If you can die a thousand times and always wake up, what is the point in living? This is the central, if unspoken, question in “The Old Guard.” The answer: friendship. “Friends are good” might… Read More...

Hoot recommends: quarantine edition

“Beastars” Okay, so hear me out. Paru Itagaki’s comedy manga “Beastars” about a bunch of anthropomorphic animals going to high school might look like furry fluff fodder—and it kind of is—but the series is a… Read More...

Nearly Theatre: not quite a review of the Huntington’s ‘Sweat’

Last Friday I had the privilege of seeing the final dress rehearsal of the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of “Sweat” by playwright Lynn Nottage. I must preface this by admitting that the show wasn’t finished… Read More...

‘Sex Education’ season 2 review: finally, a show about sex the whole family can enjoy—in seperate rooms

School’s back in session and, despite years of sexual repression, you’ve finally learned how to masturbate. You’re masturbating in the bathroom, masturbating in the shower, masturbating in the woods and masturbating in the car. That’s… Read More...

‘Uncut Gems’ Review: Sandman’s Madman Grand Plan Spans Prostate Glands and Contraband

Raise your hand if you’ve seen a movie in theaters this winter. Now keep it raised if, before any of these movies, you saw a trailer for “Uncut Gems.” You’re not sure? It’s got Adam… Read More...

‘The Politician’ is the worst show you might fall in love with

You sit down to watch the season one finale of Netflix’s “The Politician.” Immediately, you’re staring face to face, eye to eye, with Ben Platt as he launches into a truly gorgeous rendition of “Vienna”… Read More...
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